Organic Food Fraud in California

Yep, that’s right. That California “organic” fruit or vegetable you ate may… or may not… have truly been organically grown. Samuel Fromartz of Grist tells you all about it.

I suppose it’s a good sign for the furtherance of a genuine organic movement that fraudsters see enough potential profit to attempt to fake organic fertilizer. But for most of us, we must double our vigilance under the old rule “know and trust your sources.”

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  • MandT  On Thursday May 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    That’s akin to the ‘No sugar’ labels that are in fact crystallized fructose.

  • Steve  On Thursday May 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    MandT, that’s true. Both labels are outright lies… no fudging, no furniture-store bait-and-switch, just a deliberate secret substitution of an inferior product for a superior one, and a complete misrepresentation by the seller. I hope someone sells them rat poison as Kool-Aid powder. 😦

  • MandT  On Thursday May 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    PS. We’re waiting for the Florida legislature to re-package ‘night soil’ as ‘sun deprived effluvia.’ here:

  • Kay Dennison  On Thursday May 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    They’re lying to us? Why am I soooo not surprised?

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